General Negligence Cases

Client v. Defendants (Iowa 2014)

Facts: While at the State Fair, the Beattie Law Firm’s client was placed in a choke hold by another person, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground. The defendant offered a small settlement, which the client rejected. The Beattie Law Firm filed suit against the defendant, and the case was litigated.

Settlement: The case was settled for a confidential amount prior to trial.

Client v. Defendant (Iowa 2014)

Facts: The Beattie Law Firm’s client was a tenant at an apartment complex in Polk County. She was injured while walking up the stairs to another tenant’s apartment. The stairs collapsed, causing her injury.

Settlement: The case was settled for $50,000 against the apartment complex.

Client v. Defendant (Iowa 2014)

Facts: The Beattie Law Firm represented a woman who was injured at a local restaurant when she slipped and fell on water that had fallen to the floor from a broken ice machine.

Settlement: The case was settled for $45,000 prior to trial.

Son v. Father (Iowa 2014)

Facts: The Beattie Law Firm represented a gentleman who was burned when fugitive propane in an RV was ignited, causing a small explosion. It was learned that the father, who owned the RV, had failed to cap an appliance line, allowing propane to slowly leak into the RV.

Settlement: The case was resolved for a confidential six-figure amount.

Beattie, et. al. v. Todds Ltd. (Iowa 2005)

Facts: Over 100 people were poisoned at a wedding in 2003 when a punch contained poison. The Beattie Law Firm represented three of the victims.

Verdict: A Polk County jury returned a verdict in excess of $200,000, which was more than double the Defendant’s settlement offer.